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    Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

    132 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
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    2017-10-29 2017-10-30
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    Traveller (69)
    Room & Suite (22)
    Pool & Beach (4)
    • Excellent51%
    • Very good33%
    • Average12%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “antique shops” (16 reviews)
    “dunkin donuts” (13 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Pets Allowed
    Breakfast included
    2.5 Star Hotel
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    Oct 29Oct 30
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I stayed in the motel rooms close to the river, not in the house. It was just okay. No coffee maker or fixings in the room. The AC is very loud but fortunately it drowned out the sound of the next door neighbors who still...More

    Thank gvossler
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Terrific Motel. Great, pretty location and great associated restaurant right next door which has a wonderful outdoor patio and wonderful food. Dog friendly. Big, comfortable room. Nice front desk person.

    Thank MercJK
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We arrived at the hotel/motel. We were shown out beautiful room. It was clean and in the 1700 year old house. It was renovated but kept it quaint. The bathroom was wonderful!! We loved it! But we did not take into consideration that the house...More

    Thank msmatinee
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We recently took a 10 day trip around lower New England and stayed at Shea's for 2 nights. It was our favorite stop! Quiet, peaceful, nature, fried clams across the street are some words to describe our stay. We enjoyed sitting on the lounge chairs...More

    Thank dgaro222
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Everything we could have asked for - beautiful river views, clean accommodations, a very comfy bed and everything we needed for a short stay. Hope to come back for a longer visit. I also really appreciated that they sold beer, wine and water on the...More

    Thank amanda b
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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Price range
    • US$119 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 21
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Massachusetts >
    • Cape Ann >
    • Essex
    • Also Known As
    • Essex River House Hotel Essex
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    Traveller (69)
    Room & Suite (22)
    Pool & Beach (4)
    Hotel & Grounds (53)
    Bathroom (4)
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    Nearby Attractions
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    Questions & Answers
    Tobbie G
    9 October 2017|
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    Response from Mary A | Reviewed this property |
    Our room did but not sure if all the rooms do. Best to call and check.
    5 August 2016|
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    Response from SheasInn_Motel | Property representative |
    Hi Harley, thank you for your question. We do not have onsite laundry facilities but there is a laundromat in Ipswich which is only about a 10 minute drive from here.
    Room Tips
    "Try to stay in the house not the motel rooms. be prepared to rough it a little. This is not a Hampton Inn."
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    "The motel rooms are quieter. If you have aversion to traffic sound do not stay in rooms in front of house"
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    "If you want space, ask for a king room or see if there is a suite available."
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    "If light sleeper may ask for a room facing the river not on the main street."
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